Sean D. Lavine, MD

Neurological Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 305-4118
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Lavine dedicates his practice exclusively to diseases associated with the cerebrovascular system and to those diseases treated with Endovascular Neurosurgical and Interventional Neuroradiological Procedures. He was among the first surgeons in the country to complete training in these procedures after completing neurosurgical training.

He serves as a Clinical Co-Director of Neuroendovascular Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center . Together with Drs. Robert Solomon, E. Sander Connolly, Philip Meyers, Daniel Sahlein and Dorothea Altschul, Dr. Lavine and the Department offer comprehensive care of cerebrovascular and related diseases. Additionally, Dr. Lavine collaborates with all other members of the Department of Neurosurgery and many other specialties that recommend the use of minimally invasive endovascular and percutaneous procedures to the benefit of patients with a wide variety of conditions.

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

Aetna [EPO, HMO, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]


Weill Cornell Medical College

BS, 1986 University of California, Los Angeles

MD, 1991 Cornell University Medical College, NY

Internship: University of Southern California Medical Center

Residency: University of Southern California Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Southern California Medical Center


Neurological Institute of New York

710 West 168th Street
Room 415
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-4118

Get Directions

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery in Radiology